Friday, December 7, 2018

Journaling with Frida

Frida Kahlo seems to be on trend right now, especially among those that love the Bohemian lifestyle. I happen to love the Bohemian decorating style because of the greenery and the bold, colorful patterns, all of which I have incorporated throughout my house. As I was planning this project, I couldn't help but pick this Frida Stencil because it had all the elements that I love. I originally planned on making a piece of wall art but after some thought, I decided to go for what I like best. Art Journaling. 

I started out by covering a postcard with tissue paper, Fresco finish paints and some stamping.

I stenciled the Inspired by Frida Image onto my postcard.

Using Fresco Finish paints and watercolor pencils, I filled in the stenciled image.

 I started creating the background by stenciling the Pointed Scalloped Border and Stencils with black gesso along the edges. I then stenciled the flowers and foliage from the Frida stencil.

My handmade paper bag journal with sewn signatures is the base for this journal layout.

I added these backgrounds to my paper bag journal. I finished the layout by cutting up some stenciled and stamped images.

Thank you for stopping by the blog. 



  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Now that Frida stencil is going on my Santa wish list๐Ÿ˜†

  2. Wonderful spread, Kate! I'm delighted there's a Frida stencil. Living in Mexico, I see her everywhere (slight exaggeration). We have a local restaurant named Frida. It's decorated with Frida prints. You'd love it. The food's good too ;-)

  3. So wonderful I think that I will try making a hand made journal thanks. ๐Ÿ˜˜


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